Care Visitation Team (CVT):  What is it?

A group of Mandarin UMC lay members who provide visitation care with compassion, encouragement, and support for church members who are:

  • Ill
  • Hospitalized
  • Receiving Long-term Care
  • Homebound
  • In a Nursing Facility
  • In Assisted Living

The CVT also providing words of encouragement through our greeting card ministry.

Role of the CVT: What do we do?

  • Provide compassionate, loving care and assist with immediate spiritual needs for members of the MUMC family
  • Visit with church members as assigned by the Care Visitation Team Coordinators
  • Pray with these members and their families (with permission) and in your private prayers
  • Complete assigned visits dependably and report on visits by email to the CVT team
  • Assess and initiate additional support, i.e., meals, transportation, or suggest a longer visitation program, such as Stephen Ministry
  • Notify appropriate groups of these needs for additional support
  • Provide contact information during visit (business card) and suggest other helpful items (Upper Room booklets, Guideposts, etc.)
  • Assist Care Visitation Pastor with any additional duties, as needed

Qualifications for a CVT member: What are they?

  • Membership at MUMC for one year and a regular worship attendee
  • Ability to commit four hours per month to the CVT ministry
  • Submission of the application form and participation with a follow-up meeting with a MUMC pastor
  • Online completion of the Spiritual Gifts Survey (if not taken within last 5 years)
  • Participation in monthly meetings with other CVT members for feedback, problem solving, and discussion of any concerns or issues
  • Attendance at the CVT training session(s)

Interested in the CVT ministry? Complete the application CVT Application and submit it to the MUMC office.  Once submitted, a member of the Pastoral team will contact you for an interview.

 

 

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